An Automaton for the Moderation of Internet-based Discussion Fora

The project aimed at the development of an automaton for the moderation of internet-based discussion fora. Up to now, fora which have to fulfill certain legal and qualitative standards, had to be moderated by hand. In the case of fora with intensive participation, this required large amounts of human workload and lead often to delays in publication. The goal of the project was a partial automatic checking of contributions according to given criteria in order to greatly reduce human workload.

A prototype was established and successfully tested with actual material from an Austrian online newspaper.

Duration: 2004 - 2005
Sponsor: Fonds zur Förderung der Gewerblichen Wirtschaft (FFF)
Researchers: Johannes Matiasek
Project Partner: Bronner Online AG